October 24 | 7:00 pm
Eileen Myles launches Afterglow (A dog Memoir) at the Rialto
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly 10th anniversary Reading Series presents:
Eileen Myles launches AFTERGLOW (A DOG MEMOIR)
Doors 6:00 pm |Event 7:00 pm
The Rialto Hall (5723 ave du parc)
Tickets available online or in store.
$10 or free with purchase of Afterglow at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly.
“Myles’ work is a perfect example of what happens when you mix raw language with emotion, pets with loss, and sexuality with socioculturalism. . . A captivating look at a poet’s repeated attempt ‘to dig a hole in eternity’ through language.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“For more than 16 years, Myles was companioned by a pit bull named Rosie until Rosie did what dogs do and left the author to navigate a post-Rosie world, solo. In the after of Rosie, poet Myles . . . . writes this unconventional, uncontainable, phantasmagoric memoir of dog and owner. . . . Poetic, heartrending, soothing, and funny, this is a mind-expanding contemplation of creation, the act and the noun, and the creatures whose deaths we presume will precede ours but whose lives make our own better beyond reason. To this, readers should bring tissues, pencil and paper, even their dogs.”
-Annie Bostrom, Booklist (starred review)
“Myles uses a pastiche approach to explore the bodily, cerebral, and esoteric/religious aspects of the grieving process, all of which is portrayed with meditative poignancy . . . Myles depicts the raw pathos of loss with keen insight.”
“A ravishingly strange and gorgeous book about a dog that’s really about life and everything there is, Eileen Myles’s Afterglow is a truly astonishing creation.”
–Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk
Rialto Hall Accessibility information posted by Drawn & Quarterly:
-The space is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible (details: second floor, steps approx. 30 steps, but we will happily help assist in any way we can)
– It is not a sober space, our events sometimes offer alcohol.